Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th May 2013 23:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The Lumia 928 sports a 4.5-inch AMOLED display (PureMotion HD+), 8.7MP camera (PureView, Carl Zeiss, OIS and Xenon flash), 4G LTE connectivity, wireless charging, three HAAC microphones and a loud speaker. It's an improved Lumia 920." This is the Lumia that will turn Nokia and Windows Phone around. I'm super-serious you guys!
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RE: PowerDive! Momentum.
by Nelson on Sat 11th May 2013 01:37 UTC in reply to "PowerDive! Momentum."
Nelson
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This is not an iPhone killer and only Apple with Steve Jobs mystique can be a one-phone company.


Right. Nokia has a full Lumia portfolio across a broad range of price points. The 928 is just the flag ship.


The 808 with symbian I think has a better camera.


It depends on the scenario. The 808 supersampling and lossless zoom definitely out class the Lumia 928's camera, but in low light conditions or when recording shaky video, the 928's camera should edge it out.

Xenon Flash is still pretty rare on a phone, so its nice to see the 928 get it. From what I remember when they hyped it up during the N8 days, it makes a huge difference.

To me though, the biggest feature is the OLED screen. The IPS LCD in the 920 never really had the deep blacks that Windows Phone deserves.


The Windows archipelago (the PC, Xbox, and mobile that are three, not one platform, without a zune/ipod touch/android player!) isn't going to suddenly be compelling with one really, really expensive, top of the line phone with existing bad blood over the experience isn't going to recover.


Well, the PC and the Xbox are pretty safe bets at the moment. Windows 8 has sold 100 million licenses, and the 360 has been the #1 selling console for the past two years.

Windows 8's story is just getting told, but I'm pretty optimistic that a common platform across the devices will bring developers over.

There are already signs this is happening on Windows Phone, with a number of big name apps landing on the platform over the past few weeks.


Momentum works both ways. The S3 wasn't wonderful nor are its android peers, but the S4 and the new ones are a "safe" choice. Most people with Android phones don't utterly hate them. Most like them and are integrated and used to the ecosystem. At least so that their friends won't screech in horror at the idea of buying even some other brand (and they are quite nice too).


I agree with you here. Nokia and Microsoft's problems is that Android is getting better faster than the can capitalize on their faults.


If you ask someone who got (suckered into buying) a win 7.dead-end phone going to say they should buy one? One of the earlier lumias? One of the surfaces? Windows 8? Vista? They will of course say "it will be different this time".


Windows Phone 7 devices are still being sold and represent a third of Nokia's Lumia shipments last quarter. They are being marketed and sold around the world as a low cost strategy. The Lumia 505 in Mexico and the 610 in Europe/Asia are examples of this.

They've been received rather well too, all things considered.

Its also worth noting that the big name apps I spoke of earlier in my comment are also coming to Windows Phone 7. The dead-end thing is fantasy on your part.

Surfaces have actually had pretty decent reception given their limited availability. Especially on the Surface Pro, Microsoft makes quite a lot of money off of each one individually.


The mistake for Microsoft and Nokia was to push hard in a big way the earlier trash instead of having this the first phone. If this, or something which was near if not better than the N8 and N9/N950 as their debut. Something that had high-end peripherals to demonstrate the power.


Yeah, of course. I don't fault Nokia for this as much as I fault Microsoft. They were too slow moving on Windows Phone. They might still be, time will tell.


Assuming someone was burned by WP before, will it be upgraded? What is the battery life? Is the camera as good as the new Blackberrys (Now that is a recovery, but they were gliding well above the ground).


The 920's Camera already took the BB's camera to task. The 928 should only widen that lead substantially. The 920 actually has a really kick ass camera, if you've ever held one.

Battery life on the 928 is supposed to be amazing, but I don't really buy into a spec sheet's battery stats, so I'll wait for a review.

If Nokia were smart they'd release this internationally.

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